October 12, 2015 at 10:08 am #44948
Note: there is a lot of breakthrough research happening on the connections between the gut brain and the chunk of wood known as the head brain. This has long been a subject explored by the Healing Tao; speculation centers around the impact of strengthening the lower dantian on this gut (enteric) brain.
Here’s a good summary article on latest research, that points out, among other things:
Just as you have neurons in your brain, you also have neurons in your gut — including neurons that produce neurotransmitters like serotonin, which is also found in your brain. In fact, the greatest concentration of serotonin, which is involved in mood control, depression and aggression, is found in your intestines, not your brain.
Psychobiotics or bacteria for your brain are even being used to successfully treat depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric problems,12 although more research is needed to determine which probiotics, and in what doses, work best for different mood disorders.
The article highlights research on the benefits of fermented foods on the brain and mood. It claims real fermented foods are superior to taking probiotic capsules.October 15, 2015 at 12:56 pm #44949
Sauerkraut (/ˈsaʊərkraʊt/; German pronunciation: [ˈzaʊ.ɐˌkʁaʊt], directly translated: “sour cabbage”, is finely cut cabbage that has been fermented by various lactic acid bacteria, including Leuconostoc, Lactobacillus, and Pediococcus. It has a long shelf life and a distinctive sour flavor, both of which result from the lactic acid that forms when the bacteria ferment the sugars in the cabbage.
Probiotics are microorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed. The term probiotic is currently used to name ingested microorganisms associated with beneficial effects to humans and animals. The term came into more common use after 1980. The introduction of the concept is generally attributed to recipient Élie Metchnikoff, who in 1907 suggested that “the dependence of the intestinal microbes on the food makes it possible to adopt measures to modify the flora in our bodies and to replace the harmful microbes by useful microbes”. A significant expansion of the potential market for probiotics has led to higher requirements for scientific substantiation of putative beneficial effects conferred by the microorganisms. Studies on the medical benefits of probiotics have yet to reveal a cause-effect relationship, and their medical effectiveness has yet to be conclusively proven for most of the studies conducted thus far.
So first one should get some correct information and for that I suggest to get few good books from Ann Wigmore and for example from Steve Meyerowitz…extra yoga techniques suggested are: nauli, vajroli mudra, khechari mudra & amaroli etc.
Personally I have impression that living foods are not good for children in these conditions.
This doesn’t mean only very little children, but persons who are still growing.
Also otherwise their bodily and mental development could be too different.
This is how the stupid ordinary sinners are.
Very negative influence in almost every possible way.
Ps. SOrry for my meager English.October 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm #44951
Sleep-onset insomnia is difficulty falling asleep at the beginning of the night, often a symptom of anxiety disorders. Delayed sleep phase disorder can be misdiagnosed as insomnia, as sleep onset is delayed to much later than normal while awakening spills over into daylight hours. It is common for patients who have difficulty falling asleep to also have nocturnal awakenings with difficulty returning to sleep. Two thirds of these patients wake up in middle of the night, with more than half having trouble falling back to sleep after a middle of the night awakening. Early morning awakening is an awakening occurring earlier (more than 30 minutes) than desired with an inability to go back to sleep, and before total sleep time reaches 6.5 hours. Early morning awakening is often a characteristic of depression.
Unconsciously, breathing is controlled by specialized centers in the brainstem, which automatically regulates the rate and depth of breathing depending on the bodys needs at any time. When carbon dioxide levels increase in the blood, it reacts with the water in blood, producing carbonic acid. Lactic acid produced by fermentation during exercise also lowers pH. The drop in the blood’s pH stimulates chemoreceptors in the carotid and aortic bodies as well as those inside the respiratory center in the medulla oblongata. Chemoreceptors send more nerve impulses to the respiration centre in the medulla oblongata and pons in the brain. These, in turn send nerve impulses through the phrenic and thoracic nerves to the diaphragm.
Sleep and its disorders are increasingly becoming important in our sleep deprived society. Sleep is intricately connected to various hormonal and metabolic processes in the body and is important in maintaining metabolic homeostasis. Research shows that sleep deprivation and sleep disorders may have profound metabolic and cardiovascular implications. Sleep deprivation, sleep disordered breathing, and circadian misalignment are believed to cause metabolic dysregulation through myriad pathways involving sympathetic overstimulation, hormonal imbalance, and subclinical inflammation. This paper reviews sleep and metabolism, and how sleep deprivation and sleep disorders may be altering human metabolism.
It is with great sadness that I report on the death of my good friend, Sproutman Steve Meyerowitz. On Wednesday, Sept. 9th (at around 7:30 p.m.), Steve was driving his Volkswagen Beetle on US Route 7 in Falls Village, Connecticut just minutes away from home when he collided (head on) with a Nissan Titan pickup truck. Steve was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Sharon Hospital.
Steve Meyerowitz (July 23, 1950 – September 9, 2015), a passionate father, husband, food and health innovator, who spread love, light and humor wherever he went, died Wednesday night, September 9 from injuries sustained in a car accident in Falls Village, Connecticut.
…this paper reviews sleep and metabolism, and how sleep deprivation and sleep disorders may be altering human metabolism…
Many of these conventional ideas are quite stupid.
For example these ideas concerning sleep (and insomnia), metabolism etc.
It’s necessary to learn to combine right kind of meditation with progressive breathing techniques.
…shows that sleep deprivation and sleep disorders may have profound metabolic and cardiovascular implications…
If one has more advanced energetic configuration mechanized, this is childish.
Most disturbing in the beginning might be that one should take over facilities which one hazily expects always to function unconsciously.
Sorry for my broken English.
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